ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom 

Challenge Report Guidelines for Libraries


Since 1990, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom has maintained a database on challenged materials. ALA collects information from two sources: media reports and reports submitted by individuals. Reports of challenges culled from media across the country are compiled in the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy; (subscriptions to JIFP include access to the archives of the those reports are then compiled in the resource guide, Banned Books: Defending Our Freedom to Read


All personal and institutional information submitted via this form is kept confidential. For material challenges, book titles and reasons may be disclosed upon inquiry.  


Posted on behalf of the RILA Intellectual Freedom Committee.  For more information contact Carla Weiss and Jim Kinnie.



RILA Advocates for 

East Greenwich High School Library


The Rhode Island Library Association (RILA) is working with the School Librarians of Rhode Island (SLRI) and the Coalition of Library Advocates (COLA) to urge the East Greenwich Public School Department, the Superintendent and School Committee to hire a full-time credentialed school library media specialist for their high school. RILA has submitted an advocacy letter on behalf of this important cause.


Please stay tuned for updates and let us know your thoughts!


Kieran Ayton, RILA President

Emerging Technologies Librarian

Interim Head of Digital Initiatives

Rhode Island College

kayton@ric.edu


Julie Holden, RILA Vice President

Assistant Director

Cranston Public Library

julieholden@cranstonlibrary.org


P.O. Box 6765 - Providence, RI - 02940

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